Sorry Marvel fans, you’ve lost the kid. In wake of Sony and Disney/Marvel’s falling out Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe to join Venom in its own anti-hero universe.
Sony confirmed the bittersweet news with the company’s CEO Tony Vinciquerra speaking about the matter with the entertainment news outlet, Variety. The man revealed that the studio has now shifted focus on making plans of their own for the web-slinging hero.
“Spider-Man was fine before the event movies,” he tells the outlet. “[He] did better with the event movies, and now that we have our own universe, he will play off the other characters as well. I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.”
This means we won’t be seeing Spider-Man in association with Marvel Studios’ Nick Fury, Iron Man or Mysterio in his next film. Which raises concerns over how Sony will deal with cutting his ties from the characters who were substantial to establishing the rebooted Spider-Man. Instead, Peter Parker will be introduced to Marvel properties that Sony owns including Venom and Morbius.
As for what Holland thinks of all this, the British Actor recently spoke to GQ saying:
“The legacy and future of Spidey rest in Sony’s safe hands.”
Holland then added, “The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”
So to the devoted fans, don’t be too down in the dumps. Let’s hope all goes well as Sony independently weaves Spider-Man’s success in the coming films.
Samantha is the head of content and politics columnist for Best in Australia. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a court and crime reporter at SM.